Record rent for Dublin offices

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FB : Defensive tackle Williams 2nd to commit to Syracuse in class of 2013

first_imgSyracuse landed its second recruit for the class of 2013, receiving a commitment from ASA College (N.Y.) defensive tackle Wayne Williams.Williams, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound lineman from Brooklyn, has verbally committed to the Orange, according to an article published by The Post-Standard on Thursday. He joins three-star tight end Tyler Provo, who committed on Tuesday, in Syracuse’s recruiting class. Williams was not rated coming out of Abraham Lincoln High School, according to Scout.com.Williams received Division-I offers from Syracuse, Penn State and Rutgers in high school, but he failed to meet NCAA academic requirements due to poor grades and low SAT scores, according to an article published by the New York Daily News in March 2011.He decided to attend ASA, a junior college in Brooklyn, where he only played in three games as a freshman last fall due to an ankle injury, according to The Post-Standard. Williams finished the season with 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks.Williams plans to enroll at SU next January or June and will have two years of eligibility, according to The Post-Standard.AdvertisementThis is placeholder [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img read more

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Arranmore calls on Americans and Aussies to make the island their home

first_imgThe people of Arranmore have taken an unusual route to attract more residents to live and work on the island. Threatened by depopulation, the Gaeltacht island off West Donegal is calling out to the people of the United States and Australia to make the island their home.Arranmore is home to 469 people and measures just five by three miles. But it recently acquired uncontested 100MB high-speed internet to make it an attractive destination for remote workers. Open letters were issued from the island’s Community Council to invite the world to take advantage of the low-cost housing, broadband as fast as any office in New York, and the Wild Atlantic Way of life.Beaver Island Monument on Arranmore Island marks the relationship between the island and families who moved to Lake Michigan in the 1800s The letter to the US outlines some tempting elements of the island: “Your commute, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes. You’ll have the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep and seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder. There are fewer people here than would fit in a couple of Amtrak carriages, but enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep the party going well into the night.”The letters outline the great community, excellent schools, and scenery on offer on Arranmore. The letter to Australia invites natives to “swap brown snakes and great whites for acres of open (and safe!) space.“On Arranmore you’ll have secluded beaches all to yourself. The little pubs here don’t have schooners, but they do have Guinness on tap that will blow them out of the water,” it said.Open letter issued to Australia from Arranmore IslandAnyone wishing to connect with Arranmore’s community is being asked to send them a message via their Facebook page or email [email protected] Arranmore calls on Americans and Aussies to make the island their home was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore Islanddonegallast_img read more

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‘New’ sports are bringing the glory

first_imgIt may be tempting for armchair critics to rubbish India’s campaign in the Guangzhou Asian Games as the gold medal tally has been abysmally low till now, with the shooters and lifters being the culprits.However, having traversed many miles from one venue to the other in Guangzhou, Foshan and Dongguan to the rowing complex outside the city, it is clear there is something positive which has emerged for India from these Games. Unlike the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, where venues were in clusters and travel was easy for the average fan, it has been a different experience in this part of China.Just to jog the readers’ memory, when we saw empty stands at venues in New Delhi, the first question was whether tickets had been hoarded, or printed in fewer numbers.A 100 Yuan ticket may not seem a big price, but not every venue in Guangzhou has reported high attendance. Questions on this subject were posed to the Olympic Council of Asia bosses, but their answers were evasive as they spoke of more tickets being put up on sale and how sponsors had perhaps bought blocks of tickets.Without going into the nittygritty, one thing is certain and that is how there are several sports for India where gains have been tangible. An assortment of gold , silver and bronze in rowing, silver in wushu, bronze in tough sports like swimming and gymnastics plus good results till now in volleyball have been eye-openers.At the risk of sounding invidious, I am convinced that it is the new individual sports where India has done well that we need to take a hard look at.advertisementWay back in 1994, when pistol prodigy Jaspal Rana won the standard pistol junior gold medal in at World Championship in Milan, nobody knew what this sport was all about. Agreed, we had maharajas shooting for the country.But the way shooting has evolved as a sport in India and how shooters have been performing in a plethora of championships is praiseworthy.There is no doubt, India have failed in shooting this time at the Asian Games. This should serve as a wake-up call for those who run the sport in the country, where their fetish for holding trial after trial for shooters is ridiculous.Agreed, present performances should be given weightage, but a comprehensive selection policy is a must where one does not rely just on trial scores to pick teams.The second aspect relates to quality of coaching. While in rifle we had Stanislas Lapidus as coach and Marcelo Dradi to help in shotgun, the pistol shooters, barring Vijay Kumar, were orphaned. The National Rifle Association of India needs to urgently address the pistol shooters’ demands.Look at sport like swimming, rowing, wushu, gymnastics and even hockey. The pattern is very clear. Either you get the best coaches from abroad or ensure at home you have committed coaches, like Ismail Baig in rowing, who work with the team like a father figure.In fact, one of the oarsmen was saying that when the rowing team trains in Hyderabad, Baig will even cook up a meal if required.Enough has been written on how coach Vladimir Chertkov ditched our star gymnast Ashish Kumar. But the fact remains Chertkov has made a huge difference and we need to find the right replacement.As for wushu, it is indeed amazing how in a sport where speed, technique, reflexes and style matter, India won a medal through Sandhyarani Devi.What this means is that there is obviously talent at home in these sports and we need not weep that all is lost. From now to the 2012 London Olympics, we need harder training for our athletes. And it is medals from the ‘unknown’ sports which need further encouragement as from rowing to swimming, the cry is for more exposure and training abroad.If in an expensive sport like shooting, the government can spend crores of rupees, some planning has to be done for a pool of athletes who can aim for glory at the 2012 London Olympics.Minus funding, Olympic and Asian Games sport in India will be dead. Since the government has now more or less made up its mind that it will not host the Asian Games in 2019, the least which can be done is invest in Indian sport.We need to get rid of this pessimism. Reality is, today Indian athletes do not go abroad just for exposure. There are talented people in various sports yearning for more encouragement.advertisementSince we cannot adopt a Chinese model for sports promotion, the Indian government needs to fund sport with tight controls in place.Hopefully for that, one will not need to wait till the 2011 budget for getting more money!last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho welcomes international break, calls it recovery time for injured players

first_imgManchester United’s injured players can utilise the international break to regain full fitness while key squad members can get much-needed rest, manager Jose Mourinho has said.United midfielders Michael Carrick (calf) and Paul Pogba (hamstring) have been injured since September while long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, who sustained knee injuries last season, are yet to recover.Mourinho’s team head into the international break following a 1-0 league defeat at champions Chelsea which left them second in the standings, eight points behind leaders and local rivals Manchester City.”We have the group of players which are the ones that we hope will recover as soon as possible,” Mourinho told the club’s website.”They have to work every day but they are in a good position now. Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Rojo, Fellaini. They are in good positions so I think we can go into this part of the season, the Christmas period, and after, in a strong position.”United have won all four of their Champions League games and are on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages while also competing to retain the League Cup title.With nine matches to be played across all competitions in December, Mourinho is hopeful that his key players, who were not selected for their national teams for this month’s friendlies, get a well-earned break.”They (international players) all disappear and then we have a couple… like (Chris) Smalling and (Ander) Herrera and they really deserve, after so many matches, to have a week off which I’m going to give them,” Mourinho said.advertisementFollowing the international break, United host Newcastle United at Old Trafford on November 18.last_img read more

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